Jnanpith Award Winners 2013 - Hindi Poet Kedarnath Singh

Noted Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013.

Singh is the 10th Hindi writer to receive the honour and joins the likes of Sumitra Nandan Pant, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar among others. He will be the recipient of 49th Jnanpith award.

80-year-old Singh, who has also written essays and stories, was born in Balia, UP, and 'Abhi bilkul abhi' and 'Yahan se dekho' are among his prominent works.

The award includes Rs 11 lakh and a citation, a release from the Jnanpith award committee said.

Jnanpith Award is being given for the best creative literary writing by any Indian citizen in any of the languages included in the VIII Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The Award is the brain-child of late Smt. Rama Jain, the first President of and the moving spirit behind the Bharatiya Jnanpith since its inception. It has become the most prestigious literary award of the country.

Full List of Jnanpith Award Winners 1965-2013

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